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French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

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French dance duo Daft Punk have split up, after 28 years of making electronic music together.The band's long-time publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the split to Sky News but did not give a reason for the separation. Founded in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as part of the French house music movement, the pair have been notoriously press-shy since 1999.[embedded content] Well known for the use of headwear and helmets to protect their identities, TV appearances and interviews have been few and far between.They announced the breakup in an eight-minute video titled Epilogue, featuring footage from their 2006 sci-fi film Electroma. ...
Dance label R&S Records accused of racial discrimination

Dance label R&S Records accused of racial discrimination

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Getty ImagesThe head of influential dance label R&S Records discriminated against black and female artists, according to a former employee.Label founder Renaat Vandepapeliere dismissed the music of several BAME artists as "meaningless" and claimed the history of techno was "very white", said former talent scout Raj Chaudhuri.Chaudhuri is suing R&S for unfair dismissal, citing race discrimination.The label said there was "no truth" to his "spurious" and "damaging" claims."Mr Renaat Vandepapeliere is certainly not racist and everyone at R&S Records embraces equality," said R&S co-founder Sabine Maes, who is also Mr Vandepapeliere's wife, in a statement.The statement characterised Mr Chaudhuri as a "freelancer who became disgruntled", and accused him of trying to "blackmail" t...
Look: Taemin shares tracklist for ‘Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1’

Look: Taemin shares tracklist for ‘Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1’

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Aug. 27 (UPI) -- South Korean singer Taemin is gearing up to release his new solo album. The 27-year-old K-pop star, a member of the boy band SHINee, shared a tracklist Thursday for Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1, part one of his fourth album. Advertisement Act 1 features the songs "Criminal," "Black Rose," "Strangers," "Waiting For," "Famous," "Clockwork," "Just Me and You," "Nemo" and "2 Kids." Taemin also released a teaser video showing the album's songs on different slides. Taemin shared a schedule of events for Act 1 on Sunday. He will release teaser images and album details Saturday, then share teaser images and mood samplers Sunday and Monday. Taemin will release new teaser images Sept. 1-5, as well as a music video teaser for "Criminal" Sept. 5. He will share another music video ...
Mario Lopez teaches seniors to dance for TikTok video

Mario Lopez teaches seniors to dance for TikTok video

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April 25 (UPI) -- Saved By the Bell alum and Access Hollywood host Mario Lopez, with the help of his young children Gia and Dominic hosted a virtual dance lesson this week for the residents of Colorado's Lincoln Meadows Senior Living home. "The residents at Lincoln Meadows Senior Living had the best time learning a TikTok dance with Mario Lopez and his family. This genuine act of kindness from his family to ours was so appreciated. It brought laughter, movement, and love to our residents during an otherwise challenging time. Thank you Mario, Gia, and Nico," Caitlin Shepherd, senior director of entertainment and programming, said in a news release Saturday. Gia showed 12 people at the facility the dance moves, then everyone practiced them several times and did the final dance together wit...

Officials: Teen at dance competition in Arizona had measles

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Public health officials say a teenager competing in the World Hip Hop Championship in Phoenix has measles and may have exposed others at the dance competition. The Maricopa County Public Health Department said Friday the teen was infectious with measles from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11 at the Arizona Grand Resort, where the competition was held. She also traveled through Terminal 2 at Sky Harbor Airport on the evening of Aug. 11. The terminal is used by United, Alaska, Spirit and a handful of small commuter airlines. Health department spokeswoman Sonia Singh says the girl lives outside the United States but she can't say where to maintain confidentiality. Health officials say anyone potentially exposed to measles should watch for symptoms such as a fever or unexplained rash until Sept. 2.Let's bloc...